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Yin Yoga

Monday, July 12, 2010

After an incredibly active weekend with 10 hours of Anusara yoga (very physical, taxing on body and brain as you work to inward spiral and pull back your thighs while outward spiraling and pulling your shins together while rooting down from your waist, lengthening your side body while putting your shoulder blades on your back to puff up your heart... all this before you even begin a pose), teaching yin yoga this morning was a blessing to me and my back. In yin all the poses are seated or supine and meant to stretch the connective tissue not the muscles. The poses are held for three to five minutes. Even so i did find myself adding some strategies from the weekend to the descriptions of the poses. I love teaching yin because everyone feels challenged and yet completely serene at the end. Try it sometime.
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    I would love to try it, I practice yoga but have not tried that kind.
    3410 days ago
    I love yin yoga, it's so soothing!
    3410 days ago
    I am so lucky that I started my true yoga adventure at an Anusara studio. Inner and outer spiral are second nature to me. :-) I always pay attention to kidney loop too! LOL
    3410 days ago
    I would love to try it, but am not sure of the style of yoga that is taught here in my town. It sounds like just what I need.
    Hugs, Leslie
    3410 days ago
    That is cool!
    3410 days ago
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